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2015 Headlines


Survey: Americans Doing Better at Managing Credit Card Balances

Survey: Americans Doing Better at Managing Credit Card Balances

However, most consumers remain concerned about their personal finances, with six in 10 survey respondents saying they spend without a budget.

Music May Hold Promise for Epilepsy Patients

Music May Hold Promise for Epilepsy Patients

A new study finds that music therapy could play a role in reducing the frequency of seizures suffered by epilepsy patients.

Coast Guard Celebrates 225 Years of Service

Coast Guard Celebrates 225 Years of Service

In addition to its 42,000 active-duty personnel, the Coast Guard has nearly 8,000 civilian employees in positions ranging from human resources to criminal investigation and information technology to logistics.

Cyber Crimes Center Expanded to Combat Growing Threat

Cyber Crimes Center Expanded to Combat Growing Threat

Established in 1997 and known as C3, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility comprises the Computer Forensics Unit, the Cyber Crimes Unit and the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit.

Online Support Less Effective than Face-to-Face Sessions, Study Finds

Online Support Less Effective than Face-to-Face Sessions, Study Finds

Individuals seeking to overcome an alcohol or drug addiction may have greater success by attending in-person support groups rather than the increasingly popular online groups, a new study has found.

Police Departments Boosting Use of Body Cameras

Police Departments Boosting Use of Body Cameras

About one-third of local police agencies nationwide provided officers with body-worn cameras in 2013, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Nearly 70% of departments used in-car video cameras.

Report: Most Jail Inmates are Pretrial Detainees

Report: Most Jail Inmates are Pretrial Detainees

Nearly all of the 20% growth in the total jail population since 2000 is the result of the increasing number of defendants being detained while awaiting trial, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Judges Using Algorithm to Set Bail in Criminal Cases

Judges Using Algorithm to Set Bail in Criminal Cases

The Public Safety Assessment tool relies on a database of more than 1.5 million criminal cases to identify factors that predict whether a defendant is likely to commit a crime or fail to appear at future court hearings if released pending trial.

Nature Walk Could Lead to Better Mental Health, Researchers Say

Nature Walk Could Lead to Better Mental Health, Researchers Say

A new study found that people who spent time strolling in nature had reduced neural activity in an area of the brain associated with depression and also reported having fewer negative thoughts.

U.S. Workers Express Concern about Skills Gap

U.S. Workers Express Concern about Skills Gap

About one-third of employees have specific concerns about their own job skills, and how that will affect their current and future career prospects, the 2015 Emerging Workforce Study found.